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Best Title
The runaway most popular title was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This was the most popular title as the group were intrigued by the initials THUG. They felt this gave clues about the potential violence that could be in the book. Or an other interpretation was that it could be the main character who was the thug or the thug could be threatening the main character. This title certainly encouraged the group to discuss the potential plot of the book more than any other.
Posted on: 15 May 2018

The Results are In!!
Well the pupils have been voting. The winning cover is Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick. I certainly have to agree that this cover stands out from the rest. The skull almost jumps out of the page. I can't wait to read it!
Posted on: 23 Apr 2018

Judging a Book by its Cover
The Library Book Group have been judging the books by only their covers. Here is what they think. Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans has the best book cover because the colours are nice and I really like how the shadow of the red rabbit is scary and looks evil. I think the other books look a bit dull because of the dark colours used. The covers look as if they are for older people. (Scotty) Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans has the best cover because the rabbit?s shadow looks evil that makes you question the innocence of the rabbit. I would read this book any day, any time. The colour and art style looks nice. The cover looks misleading for a children?s book, as it appears more sinister. I prefer this as the others covers look dull because there is no intrigue. (Taylor) Release by Patrick Ness has the best book cover because it looks subtle and more mature. It is clever disguising a man walking between the two faces in the mountains. (James) My favourite books cover is Saint Death because it stands out from the others because of the bright colours and the bold yellow writing. The yellow roses with the black background make it stand out. I also like the yellow scary skull. Overall this book cover is bright and bold. (Ailsa)
Posted on: 17 Apr 2018

Read On
We have now started reading the books and it is great to see the reviews starting to come in too. I am glad pupils from S1 to S6 are getting involved in the reading this year it will bring much more to our discussions later on. Our favourite cover so far is Beyond The Bright Sea. Do you agree? Find out more about its author Lauren Wolk and make up your own mind. Take part in our survey and place your vote.
Posted on: 17 Apr 2018

Let's Get Started
The Shortlist is out. The bookmarks have arrived. we have some of the books in already so let's get started reading.
Posted on: 26 Mar 2018